Real-time Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse imaging


Conference Paper

Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) imaging uses short duration acoustic pulses to generate and subsequently determine localized displacements in tissue. Time delay estimators, such as normalized cross correlation and phase shift estimation, form the computational basis for ARFI imaging. This paper considers these algorithms and the effects of noise, interpolation, and quadrature demodulation on the accuracy of the time delay estimates. These results are used to implement a real-time ARFI imaging system and in an ex vivo liver ablation study.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pinton, GF; McAleavey, SA; Dahl, JJ; Nightingale, KR; Trahey, GE

Published Date

  • September 19, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5750 /

Start / End Page

  • 226 - 235

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1605-7422

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1117/12.595846

Citation Source

  • Scopus